Physician (Family Practice) Maxwell AFB
Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex are located in Montgomery, Alabama. Montgomery is situated at the intersection of I-85 (East) and I-65 (North and South). Montgomery is 162 miles southwest of Atlanta - an easy 2 1/2 hour drive by car along I-85. The city of Birmingham is located just 82 miles to the north of Montgomery - less than 1 1/2 hours traveling along I-65. Maxwell is located in the northwest corner of the city of Montgomery. Exits from Interstates 85 and 65 leading to the base are marked.
Working for the Department of Defense comes with an abundance of benefits and perks to include competitive compensation packages, paid-time off, medical benefits, student loan repayments, and retirement package with Thrift Savings Plan to include matching employer contributions.
Serves as the Primary Care Optimization (PCO) team leader providing comprehensive outpatient care for over 1,500 TRICARE Prime enrolled beneficiaries as well as TRICARE for Life and space available beneficiaries ranging from newborn to geriatric age presenting with complex and interdependent acute and chronic conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to the management of: insulin & non-insulin requiring diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, asthma, inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritic conditions, cancer diagnosis/management/surveillance, physical and/or extremity injuries, as well as acute and chronic psychiatric/ psychological disorders. Provides Pre-and Post Deployment health assessments as well as Preventive Health Assessments (PHA). Addresses, manages, and documents medical issues pertaining to the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP), Security Clearances, Overseas Clearances, Pre-Confinement evaluations, Line of Duty Determination (LOD), and Occupational and fitness for duty medical evaluations -- all of which will be performed for active duty, reserve, and National Guard members as well as eligible civilian, DoD, and dependent beneficiaries. Provides direct primary outpatient care to include gynecologic, prenatal obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric care. Performs ambulatory surgical procedures including but not limited to: casting/splinting, suturing, excisional skin biopsies, vasectomies, and flexible sigmoidoscopies. (The range of outpatient procedures that may be performed include Loop Excision Electrocautery Procedure (LEEP), colposcopy with biopsies, flexible sigmoidoscopy, nasopharyngoscopy, exercise treadmill testing, microexcisional dermatologic techniques, colonoscopy, esophagoduodenocopy, vasectomy, trigger point injection, joint aspiration and injections, joint splinting and casting, multiple layer skin closures, etc.). Orders and interprets diagnostic and testing procedures to include laboratory and radiological examinations. Ensures appropriate follow-up and documentation of all clinical and diagnostic procedures IAW the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), The Joint Commission (TJC), and Health Services Inspection (HSI) guidelines. Independently formulates full treatment and management regimens based on sound diagnoses consistent with current and/or evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Due to the possible lack of consistent medical specialty support caused by deployment requirements, may be required to provide some sub-specialty services within current granted privileges to patients encountered. Coordinates with facility and community resources to provide multi-disciplinary comprehensive care to all patients, taking into account factors such as new and/or emerging procedures and techniques and the patient's personal history, as well as information gained through diagnostic tests. Provides advice by telephone and/or in person to other physicians, non-physician providers, and nursing and para-professional staff on the care of patients with urgent, emergent, and non-urgent medical problems. Documents clinical encounters and patient instructions into the medical record via current electronic medical record system and prepares appropriate clinical narrative summaries for both civilian and military occupational programs in a timely manner.
Provides clinical and administrative leadership to the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) team. Facilitates and manages full spectrum of professional and patient care activities for the PCMH team. Evaluates and analyzes how the team provides care through a continuum, thereby facilitating the achievement of efficient, high quality, and cost-effective healthcare. Guides, counsels, and supervises PCMH team personnel to include physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical technicians, and administrative personnel. Provides input and guidance on clinical aspects and/or resolves issues relating to the management of the provider templates to ensure access-to-care standards are met. For an enrolled population, supervises interpretation of population-based health assessments in order to identify strategies for effective resource utilization, disease management, case management, and preventive health.
Serves as member of the professional medical staff and complies with hospital plans and policies to meet accrediting agencies' (AAAHC or TJC) requirements. Participates in continuing education programs to update and maintain skills and knowledge in accordance with AFMS, MTF, and unit policies including department in-services education. Actively participates and contributes to medical oversight activities to include peer review programs. Serves as clinical preceptor for other professional providers which may include other Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, etc. Participates in hospital/clinic committee work as determined by the Chief of the Medical Staff commensurate with other physicians of the same specialty performing like duties (i.e. Credentials, Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Population Health, Occupational Health committees, and other such activities). Provides professional guidance concerning unit/MTF policies and/or operating instructions.
Participates in local disaster training exercises as directed by the Chief of the Medical Staff (SGH) or MTF Commander; responds to real-world disaster situations. Participates in local disaster training exercises to maintain preparedness levels. Responds to assigned MTF in real-world disaster to facilitate primary care delivery in the face of an emergent local situation. Coordinates with local, state, and county medical emergency personnel to execute primary care delivery in accordance with the assigned facility's Medical Contingency Response Plan (MCRP).
PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.
US Citizenship required
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicants graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).
Candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.